Blushing Betty Cocktail

[Photograph: Liz Clayman]

Bourbon adds subtle toasty-sweet notes to a simple drink made with pink grapefruit juice. Shake this one up, and pat yourself on the back for taking a fresh-squeezed dose of Vitamin C.

Note: To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Simple syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

About the authors: We are a team of a food brain and a food photographer, snacking our way through life one day at a time. Mira is the publisher of sweetsandbitters.com. More of Liz's work can be seen at lizclayman.com.

Blushing Betty Cocktail

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About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:Cocktail shaker, rocks glass
This recipe appears in: Simple Drinks: Blushing Betty Cocktail
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Ingredients

  • 1 ounce fresh juice from 1 pink grapefruit
  • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup (see note above)
  • Garnish: grapefruit wedge (optional)

Procedures

  1. 1

    Fill a cocktail shaker 2/3 full with ice. Add grapefruit juice, bourbon, and simple syrup. Shake vigorously until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into ice-filled rocks glass, garnish with grapefruit wedge if desired.

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